Los Angeles man charged in fatal shooting of Taco Bell employee

39-year-old man arrested in connection with fatal to shoot of a The Angels Taco Bell employee during a dispute over a counterfeit 20 dollar bill.

Los Angeles Police Department identified the suspect as 39-year-old Jonathan Madden. He was arrested Monday at his home in South Los Angeles.

A Taco Bell Employee Was Working At The Los Angeles Location To Earn Extra Money For His Family When He Was Shot, Police Said.  A 39-Year-Old Man Has Been Arrested And Charged With The Death Of Alejandro Garcia.

A Taco Bell employee was working at the Los Angeles location to earn extra money for his family when he was shot, police said. A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the death of Alejandro Garcia.
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He is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder, according to court documents. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Investigators believe Madden shot Alejandro Garcia, 41, during a drive-in at around 11 p.m. at the food chain’s Avalon Boulevard location. He reportedly refused to take a counterfeit $20 bill and worked the night shift with his 19-year-old son.

During a Tuesday night vigil, relatives said Garcia was a father of three who worked one night a week at the Taco Bell to earn extra money, KTLA-TV reported.

His son, Carlos, told FoX affiliate KTTV his father worked hard to provide for his family.

“I hope one day I’ll be like him. He put our family first before everything,” he said. “He [suspect] had to take someone I really loved and considered my best friend. He wasn’t just any father. He was also my best friend.”

LAPD chief Michel Moore attended the vigil and announced that an arrest had been made, but did not name a suspect.


Fox News has contacted Garcia’s family.

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